So upon getting sand for my 5.5 gal, I read that it needed to be washed. Great! I washed it several times until water ran clear and it didn't have that nasty "just out of the bag" smell. I have the Petco black sand, basic stuff.
After adding it to the tank and gradually adding water, what ho? Tiny bubbles! Everywhere....Covering the surface, hiding beneath the surface, etc. Not only that, but there are bits of sand floating on the surface.
Have I missed a step somewhere, or is there a solution to rid the sand of the tiny army of bubbles?